Orchard : Neighbour Woman on the Fencing Wire single work   poetry   humour   "So you're bought this place well let me tell you"
Alternative title: Neighbour Woman on the Fencing Wire
Is part of The Orchard Elizabeth Jolley 1993 sequence poetry
Issue Details: First known date: 1973 1973
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  • Appears in:
    y Westerly no. 3 September 1973 Z591399 1973 periodical issue 1973 pg. 43
  • Appears in:
    y Quarry : A Selection of Contemporary Western Australian Poetry Fay Zwicky (editor), Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 1981 Z12804 1981 anthology poetry Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 1981 pg. 19
  • Appears in:
    y The Penguin Book of Australian Women Poets Susan Hampton (editor), Kate Llewellyn (editor), Ringwood : Penguin , 1986 Z406355 1986 anthology poetry Ringwood : Penguin , 1986 pg. 116
  • Appears in:
    y The Illustrated Treasury of Australian Humour Michael Sharkey , Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1988 Z200257 1988 anthology poetry prose short story humour satire Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1988 pg. 200
  • Appears in:
    y Diary of a Weekend Farmer Elizabeth Jolley , Evelyn Kotai (illustrator), South Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 1993 Z516438 1993 selected work poetry diary Includes diary extracts (1970-1974), poems, a short story and reproductions of paintings. The diary extracts included in this book are from Elizabeth Jolley's personal papers; the other material (indexed separately) has been first published elsewhere (see Acknowledgements). South Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 1993 pg. 28
  • Appears in:
    y Sunlines : An Anthology of Poetry to Celebrate Australia's Harmony in Diversity Anne Fairbairn (editor), Canberra : Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs , 2002 Z948024 2002 anthology poetry Canberra : Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs , 2002 pg. 65
  • Appears in:
    y Sense, Shape, Symbol : An Investigation of Australian Poetry Brian Keyte (editor), Putney : Phoenix Education , 2013 6310209 2013 anthology criticism poetry

    'Sense, Shape, Symbol is an investigation of Australian poetry. It explores the ways in which poets succeed, or fail, in their attempts to bring their experience to life.

    Their primary raw materials are the five senses - sight, sound, smell, taste and touch - the means by which we all experience our world.

    Poets also like to experiment with the shape of their writing, starting with the qualities of vowels and consonants, of syllables, and of rhyme, metre and rhythm.

    Working poets make particular use of the metaphor, of the connections that they suggest between normally unlike things, to express their response to their subject.

    The collection explores the work of five poets who have played an important, influential part in the development of Australian poetry: Judith Wright, Oodgeroo Noonuccal, David Malouf, Les Murray and Mark O’Connor.

    The final chapter looks at some of the common concerns that can create conflict in our lives, such as gender, race, age, and socio-economic status, and other issues that create fear and that encourage hope.

    The collection is intended to allow readers to become familiar with the techniques that poets use, and to develop their own poetic writing in an informed way.' (Publisher's blurb)

    Putney : Phoenix Education , 2013
    pg. 75
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